October Crafts for Children, Teens, and Families

Crafts and activities at the library in October! | Children, Teens, and Families

I Spy Mr. Pumpkin

Brightwood BranchEast Springfield Branch, Indian Orchard Branch
October 1-31 | Open Hours | All Ages

During the month of October, stop by each week to find a decorated hidden pumpkin. When you find it, let us know so you can enter into a raffle to win the pumpkin!

Guess the Candy Corn Weight

East Springfield Branch
October 1st – 29th| Open Hours| Children

Can you guess how much our special pumpkin container filled with Candy Corn weighs. Who ever comes closest without going over wins the Candy Corn.

Teen Closet Cleaning Crafts

Indian Orchard Branch
Wednesday, October 5 | 4:00-6:00 PM | Teens

What can you create with our grab bag of crafting goodies? We will have available a variety or crafting supplies – felt, foam, embroidery floss, paint, paper, markers, beads, SPARKLY stickers….. Your imagination is the limit! For ages 11-18. The first Wednesday of the month, from 4-6 pm. Indian Orchard Library. For more information please call 413-263-6846.

Pumpkin Painting

Central Library
Thursday, October 27 | 3:00-4:30 PM | Teens

Come to the teen room, pick your pumpkin and paint it into a masterpiece! All supplies provided, while they last. We’ll phototgraph your pumpkin for social media, and then you take it home! Teens 12-19 welcome!

Monster Mashup

Mason Square Branch
Thursday, October 27 | 4:00-5:00 PM | Children & Families

Celebrate all things monster! Enjoy stories and a monster mash-up craft.

Family Fall Fest – October

Join us for Fall-inspired crafts, treats, and activities! | Mason Square & East Springfield | Children

Family Fall Fest

Mason Square Branch
Thursday, October 13 | 4:00-6:00 PM | Children & Families

Stop by and catch up with old friends at our annual Fall Fest. Play games in the Reading Garden, enjoy music and fall treats, and make a fall- inspired craft! We’ll also have a special visit from Forest Park Zoo’s “Wildlife on Wheels.” In case of rain, program will take place in the Community Room

Harvest Fest

East Springfield Branch
Wednesday, October 26 | 2:00-7:00 PM | Children & Families

Stop by and celebrate the fall season with the neighborhood. Play a fun fall game outside, treat yourself to pie and kettle corn, make a Fall-inspired craft, or participate in a scavenger hunt! Guess the pumpkin’s weight, and get a chance to take it home to add to your fall decor!

Raymond Jordan Senior Center Book Club

Come join us for a fascinating book club at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center! | Adults

Raymond Jordan Senior Center
Third Thursday of the Month | 10:00-11:00 AM | Adults

Come join us for a fascinating book club at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center! Do you love to read about real life events? Are you intrigued by learning more about others’ stories and experiences – whether in the present or the past? If so, then meet us at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center for our monthly Book Club, where we delve into the heart of historical fiction, non-fiction, and even memoir.

Star Wars Week – October 3-8

Celebrate Star Wars Reads with us and explore a galaxy far, far away! | East Springfield | Teens

East Springfield
October 3 – 8 | Open Hours | Teens

Celebrate Star Wars Reads with us and explore a galaxy far, far away with a few Star Wars related crafts, a Star Wars related snack, and a Star Wars take and make bag to take home!

Cut the Cord: Letting Go of Cable – October 8

This workshop will highlight various budget-friendly streaming alternatives to cable. | East Springfield | Adults

East Springfield Branch
Saturday, October 8 | 1:00-2:00 PM | Adults

Are you tired of paying a high cable bill for channels you don’t even watch? Do you want to quit cable and subscribe to streaming services but don’t know where to start?

This workshop will highlight various streaming alternatives to cable and covers how streaming can be a more budget-friendly option to watch your favorite shows.

Toddler Sensory Playgroup

Join us for sensory play to help children learn independent play skills, life skills, fine motor skills, and developing self-control. | East Springfield | Children

East Springfield
Every Other Tuesday: September 20, October 4 & 18
10:00-11:00 AM | Ages 2-4

Sensory activities are amazing. They are a quick and easy way for kids to learn so much while also working on: independent play skills, math skills (capacity), imaginary play / dramatic play, life skills (pouring, scooping, transferring), fine motor skills, tactile learning and developing self-control.

Teen Choice Day

Suggest YOUR program idea that you would like to see at the library. Then join us for the fun! | Teens

Join us for YOUR choice in teen programming! We’re inviting all 13-19 year-olds to suggest super fun activities they would like to see at the library. Talk with your local branch librarian or connect with us through polls, suggestion boxes and more.

Central Library
2nd Monday of each month, 4-5:30 pm

East Springfield Branch
2nd Wednesday of each month, 4-5:30 pm

Soothing Adult Coloring

Need a chance to unwind, color beautiful designs, and leave your stress behind? Join us every month for coloring for adults. | Central Library & East Springfield | Adults

Central Library – Mezzanine, in Rice Hall
1st Wednesday every month | 5:30-7:30 PM | Adults 18+

East Springfield
1st Monday every month | 1:00-3:00 PM | Adults 18+

Come join other grown folks for some low-key coloring and conversation – or feel free to come color with your headphones if you just need some wind-down time!

We’ll provide all the coloring supplies. No registration, just drop in!